Arsenic Lullaby

    (Silent, 1998-2004)
™ and ©1998 a. silent comics

A one-man show created by writer/artist Douglas Paszkiewicz, this anthology presents six stories distinquished from each other only in the details.

A pair of U.S. Census Bureau workers go to murderous extremes to keep the numbers accurate; a snowman refuses to give way to the reality of spring; a winged demon somehow ends up in a television commercial; a bodiless head is envious of his wife; and a cook must deal with finicky customers.

There’s not a lot of story in any of the shorts, and none contain enough depth to even pass as weak satire. In all, the book reads like one bleak bar story after another, which when combined with the raw art, grows tiresome. Paszkiewicz’ decision to take two of the stories and split them in half, with part one early on and part two later, is inexplicable and distracting.
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#1
December, 1998
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#2
March, 1999
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#3
May, 1999
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#4
July, 1999
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#5
September, 1999
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#7
January, 2000
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#8

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#9

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#11
June, 2001
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#12
July, 2001
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#13
January, 2002
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#15

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#16

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#17

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Christmas Special #1

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